Re: [gardeners] weather/misc

penny x stamm (
Thu, 27 Jan 2000 00:27:00 -0500

Hello, Seana -- we live 4 miles from Long Island Sound, 
20 miles north of New York City. Up until computers took over
our lives, about 15 years ago, we had a darkroom which we
worked in every night. Five kids made a lot of pictures..

So it was a natural that every October when the leaves started
turning in New England,  Jimmie and i would hitch up the
travel trailer and head for Vermont and New Hampshire, and 
undertake a marathon of picture taking. 

One year we changed our direction, and headed west towards
Chicago.  At first we saw incredible rolling hills covered with 
polka dot colors which were just like paint-by-number canvases.
Occasionally we would see a royal blue silo on a farm.  But
before we knew it, the view changed. .  As you said, everything
seemed to be yellow, without the reds, oranges and maroons we
were used to!  

As I understand it, the hardwood colors are unique to New England,
and to one other area on earth, which just happens to be in China. 
It would be fun to organize an autumn leaf sight-seeing tour over
there, wouldn't it..?  Wonder if they would think we were spies...? 

Penny, NY 

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